What does Santiago mean?
Santiago \s(a)-ntia-go, san-tiago\ as a boys' name is pronounced sahn-tee-AH-go. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Santiago is "Saint James". A blended form of Saint Diego; Diego is a Spanish form of James. James the Greater (of the two apostles by that name) is the patron saint of Spain.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Iago.
Santiago has 29 more related forms via Diego, James: Dago, Diego, Diogo, Giacomo, Hamish, Iago, Jacob, Jacques▼, Jago, Jagu, Jaime, Jaimey, Jaimie, Jame, Jameson, Jamey▼, Jamie▼, Jamison, Jascha, Jayme, Jaymes, Jaymie, Jem, Jemmy, Jim▼, Jimbo, Jimmie▼, Jimmy and Seamus.
Santiago is a very prominent first name for men (#450 out of 1220, Top 37%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#302 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Santiago for boys. Santiago reached its apex position of #115 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Jacob (#4 in 2014), James (#9), Diego (#129), Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Jaime (#468), Jimmy (#523), Jamie (#786), Seamus (#900), Jimmie, Jim, Jamey, Hamish, Jacques, Jame and Jayme are the popular related forms of Santiago (#115 in 2014). Usage of these boy names was at its apex during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4745%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3804%, down 19.8%), with the versions Jamie, Jacques, Jamey, Jim and Jimmie falling out of style. The trendier boy names in this list are Jameson (#159), Jamison (#440), Santiago (#115), Jacob (#4) and Diego (#129), with Diego, Jacob and Santiago enjoying a resurgence in usage. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Santiago and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)